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Welcome to Saline County Aging Services

Saline County Aging Services provides a variety of assistance to any Saline County resident 60 years or older. Information and referrals are also available to anyone who has concerns regarding the welfare of an older person. Eldercare services help older individuals maintain independent living and remain an active and vital part of their Community. If in doubt, please call (402) 821-3330 for information.

Speaking engagements are available to any business, civic, religious or other organization within Saline County. Sessions include the services of the Eldercare Program. Please call (402) 821-3330 for information.

Saline County Aging Services is jointly sponsored by County, State and Federal funds made available through the Saline County Board of Commissioners and Aging Partners. Contributions for services and donations also help to support the Program.

All activities and services of the Saline County Aging Services are provided without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or disability.

Hours of Operation

Saline County Aging Services is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. except for recognized County Holidays and inclement weather. In inclement weather, we follow the Saline County Courthouse and the Wilber Clatonia Schools, if one is closed, we are closed as well. If in doubt, please call (402) 821-3330 for information .


Programs Available for Seniors

Unless otherwise indicated, call the Saline County Aging Services office for information on the following programs. Fees for services is indicated.

Friendly Visitor - Trained volunteers, who visit with older adults in their homes,
do telephone checks and can provide essential transportation.

Foot Clinics - Medical professions provide basic toenail care and maintenance,
as well as education. Clinics are available in Wilber, Create, Friend and Dorchester for a requested donation of $10. Some towns are currently wait-listed, please call for details.)

Homestead Exemption Assistance - This tax break is available to homeowners age 65+ and to persons with disabilities that meet specific income and valuation guidelines. To see if you might qualify, contact the Aging Services or the County Assessor.

Meat Packages - All Saline county residents 60+ are eligible for a monthly meat package. Selection varies each month, but usually contains a variety of chicken
and pork products.

Medical Equipment Loan - Our office maintains a variety of good, used durable medical equipment. Saline county residents or their caregivers are welcome to borrow equipment at no charge. Equipment loans are made on the first come first served basis.

Information & Referral Services for Seniors

Case Management - Available for persons and caregivers who need assistance in dealing with specific care needs.

Home Health Care - Third-party agency that provides medical professionals who assist with daily living needs. (Fee)

Home Care Providers - Individuals who will perform non-medical tasks within the home. i.e. personal tasks, light housework, etc. (Fee)

Outreach - Upon request, Saline County Aging Services staff will visit older individuals in their homes to discuss requests or necessary services. (Fee)


Congregate & Home Delivered Meals

Crete Community Center - 1410 Main Street, Crete. (In the Wanek Community Center Building.) Friendly, congregate meals and home delivered meals. Monday - Saturday, no holidays. (402) 826-3472 (Fee)

Crete Manor - Lunch meals delivered Monday - Saturday. Special diets are available. Call (402) 826-4325. (Fee)

DeWitt Senior Center - Congregate Meals are offered every Wednesday at noon for a suggested donation. Home delivered meals are offered Monday - Friday, no weekend or holiday delivery. Call (402) -683-4325 or (402) 683-3295 for details and reservations. Meals delivered within the city limits.

Easy Meals - Available to all rural residents of Saline County, and those living in Dorchester, Crete, Swanton, Tobias, Friend and Western. Five meals delivered once a week to qualifying seniors and disabled. Call Saline County Aging Services for more information. (Donation)

Warren Memorial Hospital Manor - Meals are delivered within the city limits, Monday - Saturday and most holidays. Special diets are available with a doctor's order. Call (402) 947-2541. (Fee)

Wilber Seniors - Noon meals are delivered within the city limits, Monday - Friday with some holiday delivery available. Call (402) 821-2331. (Fee) Also, on the 4th Thursday of every month (except holidays) a noon meal is served along with entertainment or an informational program hosted by the Wilber churches. Reservations are needed one week prior.
Call (402) 821-2014, (402) 821-3259 or (402) 821-2271 for reservations. (Fee)


Senior Centers & Activities

Crete Senior Center
1410 Main Street, Crete (In the Wanek Community Center Building)
Phone: (402) 826-2508
Offers recreation, entertainment, hot meals & pot luck lunches (Fee)

DeWitt Senior Center
202 E. Fillmore Avenue, DeWitt
Phone: (402) 683-4325 or (402) 683-3295
Hot meals, recreation, entertainment and exercise. (Fee-donation requested)

Western Seniors
Meet every Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. for recreation and entertainment.
Phone: (402) 433-4491 for information and meeting location.

Wilber Seniors
Meet every Monday at 1:15 p.m. in Wilber's Czech Museum for cards.
Phone: (402) 821-2484.
Wilber Seniors also meet at Wilber Care on the 4th Thursday (except holidays) of the month. Together they enjoy a noon meal and
entertainment or an informational program hosted by the Wilber churches. Reservations are needed one week prior.
Call (402) 821-2014, (402) 821-3259 or (402) 821-2271 for reservations. (Fee)


Grocery Delivery in Saline County

Crete - Foodmart, (402) 826-5099. Place order by Monday for Tuesday delivery.
Free delivery for orders over $25. There is a $5 delivery fee on orders under $25.

Dorchester - Grocery Store, (402) 946-2020. Place order a day ahead for delivery
the next morning. Delivery within city limits only.

Friend - Orv's Grocery, (402) 947-2251. Place order by 9 a.m. Wednesday for
10 a.m. Wednesday delivery. There is a $1 delivery fee.

Western - KT's Market, (402) 433-2291. Place order by Friday morning for Friday afternoon. No charge for delivery. Delivery within the city limits only.

Wilber - Food Mesto, (402) 821-2211. Place order by 10 a.m. for same day delivery. There's a $3 delivery fee for orders under $15; free delivery for orders over $15.


Commodity Distribution

Commodity Distribution is held in Wilber and Crete every other month. Qualified individuals must meet eligibility income and age guidelines. To register or for more information contact the Blue Valley Community Action Program in Fairbury, (402) 729-2278.

Numbers to Keep Handy


Crete Senior Surrey: (402) 826-4311

Saline County Area Transit: (402) 433-4511 or (800) 433-7228

Personal Emergency Response: (Life Line, Voice Cares, Etc)

Beatrice Home Health: (402) 223-2366 (Fee)

Fillmore County Hospital: (402) 759-3167 (Fee)

Tabitha Healthcare: (800) 286-2622 (Fee)


Crete Area Medical Center, 2910 Betten Drive, Crete: (402) 826-2102

Warren Memorial Hospital, 905 2nd Street, Friend: (402) 957-2541


Legal Services for people over 60 through Aging Partners: (800) 247-0938

Veteran's Service Office: (402) 821-2990


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